Montemor-o-Velho

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Montemor-o-Velho
Municipality
Montemor-o-Velho
Montemor-o-Velho
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Coat of arms of Montemor-o-Velho
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Coordinates: 40°10′N 8°41′W / 40.167°N 8.683°W / 40.167; -8.683Coordinates: 40°10′N 8°41′W / 40.167°N 8.683°W / 40.167; -8.683
Country Portugal
RegionCentro
Intermunic. comm.Região de Coimbra
DistrictCoimbra
Parishes11
Government
 • PresidentLuís Manuel Barbosa Marques Leal (PSD)
Area
 • Total228.96 km2 (88.40 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total26,171
 • Density110/km2 (300/sq mi)
Time zoneWET/WEST (UTC+0/+1)
Websitehttp://www.cm-montemorvelho.pt/

Montemor-o-Velho (Portuguese pronunciation: [mõtɨˈmɔɾ u ˈvɛʎu]) is a town and municipality of the Coimbra District, in Portugal. The population in 2011 was 26,171,[1] in an area of 228.96 km².[2]

Demographics[edit]

Population Montemor-o-Velho Municipality (1801–2011)
1801 1849 1900 1930 1960 1981 1991 2001 2004 2006 2011
9528 6345 22361 25162 27925 27274 26375 25478 25082 24950 26171

Parishes[edit]

Administratively, the municipality is divided into 11 civil parishes (freguesias):[3]

  • Abrunheira, Verride e Vila Nova da Barca
  • Arazede
  • Carapinheira
  • Ereira
  • Gatões e Montemor-o-Velho
  • Liceia
  • Meãs do Campo
  • Pereira
  • Santo Varão
  • Seixo de Gatões
  • Tentúgal

Sports[edit]

Montemor-o-Velho has one of the only international sized 2 km rowing lakes in Portugal. The lake hosted its first rowing race in 2002 (the Coupe de la Jeunesse), before it was completed. During the competition, FISA judges noted that the lake was not wide enough to meet international standards. After then, it was rebuilt to meet these standards. It hosted the 2010 European Rowing Championships.[4]

Famous people[edit]

Culture[edit]

Since 2014, the city hosts the Festival Forte that takes place inside the Montemor-o-Velho Castle in Portugal, during the month of August, with the main focus on electronic music, visual and performing arts.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Instituto Nacional de Estatística
  2. ^ Áreas das freguesias, concelhos, distritos e país
  3. ^ Diário da República. "Law nr. 11-A/2013, page 552 78" (pdf) (in Portuguese). Retrieved 28 July 2014.
  4. ^ 2010 European Rowing Championships Re-confirmed for Montemor-o-Velho, Portugal Archived 18 June 2010 at the Wayback Machine. worldrowing.com accessed 14 June 2010

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